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City Spotlight: Monterey, CA

Monterey is an historical, waterfront city with a temperate climate that can be enjoyed year-round. Water lovers will enjoy activities including scuba diving, kayaking, surfing and whale watching, while those who prefer land can find plenty to do in the way of golf, shopping and scenic drives along the coastline. Here is our list of the top attractions to see during your visit to Monterey: Monterey Bay Aquarium...

Air Travel Tips For Taming The Unfriendly Skies

Does the very thought of stepping onto an airplane for a few hours make you cringe? With long layovers and unappetizing in-flight fare, it’s natural to feel a little pessimistic about boarding a flight to just about anywhere, these days. Traveling the airways doesn’t mean you’re doomed to boredom and discomfort, though. A few preparations can help you get from takeoff to touchdown in a happier...

Road Trip Ideas To Make Time Fly

If you think long road trips are boring for you, just try to imagine the antsy meanderings that a toddler’s mind goes through mile after mile. In the trackless wastes of the interstate highway system, a healthy number of distractions will keep your little ones occupied and (hopefully) quiet on family road trips. Banish boredom with these road trip tips: Make your car a rolling cinema. A portable DVD player...

Top 5 North American Hikes

If the mountains of Switzerland seem a little too far away for your next vacation, there are still some beautiful hikes to be had at destinations a little closer to home. From glaciers to red rock, there is a hike for everyone on our list of favorites:  The Bright Angel Trail – Grand Canyon, USA If looking over the edge of the iconic canyon isn’t enough adventure for you, consider hiking The Bright Angel...

Mobile Food Trucks Aren’t What They Used To Be

Food trucks once had a reputation of being greasy outlets for questionable foods. Truthfully, my last experience with a food truck ended with some really greasy shrimp from an equally questionable truck that looked like it hadn’t been scrubbed in months. These days however, mobile food trucks are growing in popularity, particularly as lunch trucks, providing healthy, trendy new dining options. Even my small...

City Spotlight: Venice, Italy

Ahh, Venice. How I love you. After visiting there myself  it quickly became one of my favorite places. It’s no wonder that Venice is one of the most popular destinations in the world, and with good reason. What could be more romantic than a city full of waterways, gondolas and gelato? Should you be so lucky to see it for yourself, here are a few ideas for your trip: Visit St Mark’s Basilica St Mark’s...

City Spotlight: Boston, MA

One of these years I am going to do a full New England Fall Foliage tour, complete with stays at cozy Bed and Breakfasts. But if you also don’t have time to do it all and are forced to limit the amount of cities you visit, make sure Boston is on your list. Few US cities have as much history or natural beauty as Boston in the fall. Once that’s decided the question will simply be which Boston attractions...